Our York Street gardens will close at 3 p.m. on June 22, 25 and 27 for concerts. More early closings.

Field crew at the High Line Canal

The High Line Canal: Which plants green this greenway?

June 18, 2018 | Christina Alba
Water means life everywhere on Earth. But people in semi-arid regions understand this with a clarity born of living in time-step with the rhythmic greening and re-greening of the landscape around them. Anyone who has experienced the sepia-toned end to a Colorado winter has marveled that any flush...Learn more
Sunpatiens Spreading Lavender

Eighties Pop in the Annuals Garden and Pavilion

June 15, 2018 | Bridget Blomquist
I was born in the mid-1970s and have such fond memories of growing up in the 1980s. For me, the 80s proved a dynamic and exciting time to be a kid where music and pop culture were just a flick of the switch away on the TV and computer technology was becoming another form of entertainment. This...Learn more
Acorn caps

Squirrels Aren’t the Only Ones Collecting Acorns

June 13, 2018 | Alex Seglias
Seed banks, such as the prominent (literally and figuratively) Svalbard “doomsday vault” and the equally important proximate seed vault up in Fort Collins , represent some of the world’s most significant biodiversity hotspots. Many seed banks house seeds of species from all over the world, keeping...Learn more
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Plant Health Highlights Introduction

June 11, 2018 | Emily Stine
I'm the Doctor of Plant Health Horticulture Intern here at Denver Botanic Gardens this summer. My internship is focused on plant health, with diagnostic projects ranging across topics including nutritional deficiencies, insect pests and diseases. I am working with horticulturalists here at the...Learn more
Yoga at the Gardens

Namaste, Amigos

June 8, 2018 | Tiffany Coleman
La semana pasada conocí a una señora en el estudio local de yoga al que voy. Se estaba inscribiendo en una capacitación para ser instructora de yoga. No quiere dar clases en un estudio, si no en casa, para su familia. Ella y sus hermanos empezaron a practicar yoga como una manera de consolación...Learn more
Steppe Garden at Denver Botanic Gardens

Conoce los Jardines con Victoria el 5 de junio

June 4, 2018 | Victoria M. Cuéllar
Programación en español: Los días libres siempre son algo especial – ya que son una oportunidad para que todos aquellos en Colorado puedan visitar a los Jardines y ver la belleza que disfruto todos los días como empleada. ¡Es por eso que estoy tan emocionada al compartir algunos de mis lugares...Learn more
Delosperma spp. in the Steppe Garden

Steppe Garden Awakening

May 24, 2018 | Mike Bone
There are many conversations that can come from a visit to the Steppe Garden —conversations about plants, soils, pollinators, design, ecology, hydrology, distribution and connections. This unique space pulls together so many different disciplines that you can’t help asking questions. One of my...Learn more
Heron at Chatfield Farms

Smile, You’re on (Trap) Camera

May 23, 2018 | Research & Conservation
When coming to the Gardens to enjoy springtime blooms, you may be surprised to learn that we also incorporate wildlife observations into some of our research projects. One such research project uses a system of motion-sensing trap cameras strategically placed along Deer Creek at Chatfield Farms to...Learn more
 Helen Fowler Library

Exploring Colorado with the Helen Fowler Library

May 21, 2018 | Anna Kongs
With every new year comes resolutions to make us better versions of ourselves. And with every new season, we set new goals to support those annual commitments. Every spring I tell myself “I’m going to explore Colorado more. I’m going to go hiking, camping, and learn the name of every wildflower I...Learn more
Sclerocactus glaucus cactus

Tracking Cactus Populations

May 16, 2018 | Research & Conservation
Sneaky Spines and Careful Measurements Sweeping western slope views, slightly menacing rain clouds and beautiful, tough plants surrounded us. I listened for my field partner to shout out cactus dimensions and wrote each number into its proper cell on the data sheet while picking prickly pear spines...Learn more
Just Water’s boxed water

Thinking inside the box...of water!

May 14, 2018 | Jennifer Riley-Chetwynd
When it comes to the Gardens’ commitment to water stewardship , thinking 'Inside the Box' can make a difference. Today we will stop selling bottled water at our two restaurants – the Hive and Offshoots. Instead, visitors will be able to purchase Just Water ’s boxed water. This move accomplishes two...Learn more
Ghost, Mike Whiting and Castle

Musical Inspirations and a Great Playlist

May 12, 2018 | Erin Bird
We asked artist Mike Whiting to share some songs that inspire him or that he likes to listen to while in the studio. He accepted the challenge and exceeded our expectations by creating a playlist that speaks to every work in the Pixelated: Sculpture by Mike Whiting exhibition! You can take your...Learn more

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